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Urgent Action Update: Risk of Torture for Man Extradited to Russia (Russian Federation: UA 41.18)

July 19, 2018

Aslan Yandiev is at imminent risk of extradition to Russia. The extradition date has been set for 17 July 2018. If extradited to Russia, Aslan Yandiev would be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

On 17 July, Aslan Yandiev was extradited to Russia. He is suffering from a long-term illness and is at grave risk of torture and other ill-treatment and an unfair trial in Russia. 1) TAKE ACTION Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Urging the Prosecutor General and the Head of the Penitentiary Service of the North Ossetia to take all necessary steps to ensure Aslan Yandiev is not subjected to torture or other inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and that he has timely and effective access to any necessary healthcare;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure that Aslan Yadiev’s fair trial rights are protected, including by ensuring he has access to legal representation at all stages of the proceedings against him and that evidence obtained under torture is excluded at trial.

Contact these two officials by 30 August, 2018: Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuriy Yakovlevich Chaika Prosecutor General’s Office ul. B. Dmitrovka, d.15a 125993 Moscow GSP- 3        Russian Federation Fax: +7495 987 58 41/ +7495 692 17 25 Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, Embassy of the Russian Federation 2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007 Phone: 1 202 298 5700  I  Fax: 1 202 298 5735 Email: [email protected] Twitter: @mfa_russia Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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